Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in all of Namibia. The area is huge, untamed, and ruggedly beautiful. Here there are prehistoric water courses intertwined with open grasslands, towering granite koppies and deep gorges. The further west one travels, the geography changes considerably with sandy wastes that sustain small populations of desert adapted elephant, black rhino, desert lion, giraffe, ostrich and springbok. Highlights of the area include Tweyfelfontein, the Brandberg, the petrified forest and Vingerklip.
Damaraland is the region south of Kaokoland and north of the B2 Highway to Swakopmund and is the old apartheid name given to the region. It extends 200km inland from the famous Skeleton Coast and 600km south from Kaokoland. Together, Damaraland and Kaokoland are known as the Kaokoveld.
Damaraland can be included as part of any itinerary. To learn more about our itineraries, click on one of the sample itinerary links below:
- Namibia Sample Self Drive Itinerary
- Namibia Sample Guided Safari Itinerary
- Namibia Sample Classic Fly & Guided Safari Itinerary
Best Times to Go
The best time to go to Damaraland is during Namibia’s winter months of May – September. The temperatures are much cooler when compared to the summer months of October – April when the temperatures are blistering hot.
Below are some of the accommodations we recommend for Damaraland. Click a link below for more information.